Come on, admit it. Who HASN’T got to New Orleans and gotten in some sort of fight. Right? Â It seems our two favorite radio stations had a bit of a kerfuffle this weekend with reporters from both stations camped in New Orleans covering the Final Four run of the Kansas Jayhawks.
Recently, little has been said between the two stations, but this event primed the pump as BOTH stations were set to carry the Saturday night Final Four radio broadcast.
610 Sports is the Home of the Jayhawks, carrying the Bob Davis-led broadcast.
Sports Radio 810 carries the National Westwood One broadcasts.
Both stations are legally allowed to broadcast the same game, call it a loophole in the “exclusivity” clause of the Jayhawk network.
Well, I’m sure this didn’t sit well with either station (as I recall it didn’t back in 2008 in the same circumstance) as both ran promos all last week. 610’s touted that “only one station” features Bob Davis’s call. While 810’s commercials touted the three Final Four teams and then the volume increased while the lady said “KANSAS JAYHAWKS.”
It’s a big deal to the stations and tensions were clearly high as 810’s Soren Petro and 610’s Bob Fescoe and Nick Wright got into a pissing match on Twitter.
It was an eventful day for Petro’s “Program” as earlier on Friday, he had an exclusive interview (or broadcast audition) by Doug Gottlieb, from ESPN. The interview centered around his self-proclaimed candidacy for the Kansas State Basketball job (which he didn’t get as K-State hired Bruce Weber on Saturday.)
Then, all of a sudden, what appears to be a Sub-Tweet (a tweet that seems random at the surface, but usually has meaning to a sub group following that person on twitter.) This subtweet might seem to indicate 610 saying they’re the only station in New Orleans covering the Jayhawks:
If u want to hear fromÂ
#kubballÂ players and coaches tune to 610. We will be live from noon until postgame ends tomorrow from New Orleans
Then, an absolute barrage of tweets clearly directed towards 610 from the normally reserved Petro:
Is the key to winning at radio making up $h1T about your competition? I’m pretty sure I’m in NEw Orleans at radio row right now.
Only 1 KC Sports Radio station was talking to dozens of coaches (many Natl. Champs) today. And it was the same one it always is… 810.